Here's some musical sketches - mostly work in progress - some of which has been written on the musical scratch-pad that is the MPC 2500 (pictured here). Loads of hip hop tracks start life on an MPC, so if it's good enough for Jay-Z, it's good enough for Mister Orange!
The MPC 2500 is a wonderful tool for throwing ideas down. No need to turn on the whole studio - just turn it on, plug in some headphones and play (taking the occasional break for a satisfying read of the manual!)
First takes and current ideas
Normally, I try to press record and leave it running to get the idea down. Some of these are long, uncut, first takes.
Definitely a housey groove. Whatever happened to my idea to do lots of dub-house? Anyway, this is my favourite at the mo.
Long version of a trancey tune called New Year. So called cos it was kinda late on New Years day after all the parties had chucked out, but the fun hadn't quite worn off. Fantastic time recording piano (and err... synth guitar) solos. It's evenings like this that make making music in a studio the most fun one can have by oneself.